Sprocketts by the Bay

Sprockett family adventures as California residents

How much of SF can you see in 4 days? A lot.

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Talk about planned, full of energy, and ready to walk all over San Francisco. Our cousins, Jill and Jerry were prepared to maximize their time in the Bay Area. And their preparation not only gave us the chance to expand our exploration radius, but also to add to our list of places to visit and restaurants to try. Now, I may miss something in the list of what they did while here because they did SO much, but here’s the short:

An evening walk through Stanford’s campus to explore downtown Palo Alto and enjoy Cream (ice cream sandwiches made with warm cookies)…

Memorial Church in the main quad.

Memorial Church in the main quad.

Waiting in line for delicious, warm, ice cream sandwiches.

Waiting in line for delicious, warm, ice cream sandwiches.

A trip to the Palo Alto Farmer’s Market…

Cal Ave Sunday morning farmer's market.

California Ave Sunday morning farmer’s market.

Half Moon Bay and playing in the ocean…

Jerry enjoying his first trip to the Ocean. It was a bit chilly at Half Moon Bay, but beautiful!

It was a bit chilly at Half Moon Bay, but that didn’t keep Jill out of the water.

More views of Half Moon Bay and the ocean.

More views of Half Moon Bay and the ocean.

Visiting the sea lions at Pier 39 while enjoying lunch from Boudin Bakery (famous for their sourdough), then a tour of Alcatraz…

Taking the ferry to Alcatraz Island.

Taking the ferry to Alcatraz Island.

Views of Alcatraz.

Views of Alcatraz.

Views of Alcatraz.

Views of Alcatraz.

Views of Alcatraz.

Views of and from Alcatraz.

Uh oh.

Uh oh.

Chocolate at Ghirardelli Square, seafood dinner along the water, Chinatown, Ferry Building, Coupa Cafe, Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Highlands, hiking in Muir Woods, Pier 23, The Stinking Rose (everything on the menu includes garlic), American Cupcake (as seen on the Food Network and in our kitchen, thanks to Jill & Jerry and a special cupcake takeaway order), trips on CalTrain and Bart, Golden Gate Park, Dutch Windmill and Tulip Garden, and dinner at Google Headquarters…

Wanna be a Googler!

Wanna be a Googler!

What incredible guests and what a fantastic visit! We’re ready for you to come back.

 

(Photo credits to Nick L. and Dan S.)

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